Following the launch of this year’s Ingenieur collection at SIHH 2013 IWC have been busy with local events worldwide for those who could not make it to Geneva. An invitation to the Sydney one meant that I could spend a bit more time than the few moments I had in January and bring some better photos of most of this year’s new releases.
First up are the new entry level Ingenieur Automatic models, about which you can read more at my previous post. Having a bit more wrist time with these reinforced my thoughts from earlier this year – they are comfortable, solid and attractive pieces, very versatile and accessible price-wise. The black dial iteration is also still my favourite of the three.
Next, the Chronograph Silberpfeil. Named after the Mercedes ‘Silver Arrow’ W 25, it is available in silver or brown, with the circular grained dial a nod to the car. You can read more about them here.
This next new release is the Ingenieur Double Chronograph Titanium, which I haven’t covered previously. Coming in two versions, with a black or silver-plated dial, this is a 45mm piece with day, date and split second chronograph. The pushers and crown protection are black rubber, as is the strap, making it quite sporty. I particularly like the bright blue as a contrasting colour.
The watches below are the AMG Black Series Ceramic models Ref. 3225, a hefty 46mm (14.5mm thick) three-hander with a 44 hour power reserve automatic movement, which you can see through a transparent case back. The name derives from the “Black Series” Mercedes-AMG high performance concept cars.
The case is ceramic and it comes on a black rubber strap with textile inlay or brown calfskin, depending on whether you choose the black or brown models. The brown model has matching beige hands, numbers and indices.
The Chronograph Racer – Coming in two dial variations, silver-plated or slate, this 45mm model another part of the Mercedes AMG Petronas range, with an engraving of a racing car on the caseback.
It contains the Cal. 89361, has a 68 hour power reserve and a flyback chronograph. The red ‘60’ in the chapter ring is inspired by the digital display on the Mercedes AMG Petronas car.
Last and definitely not least is still my second (to the Inge Automatic) favourite of this year’s line-up, the Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month, 46mm of complications (flyback chronograph, perpetual calendar, leap year display) about which you can read more at my previous post here.
The new Ingenieurs are now available worldwide through IWC boutiques and authorised dealers.